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The Microeconomics of Income Distribution Dynamics in East Asia and Latin America
The Microeconomics of Income Distribution Dynamics in East Asia and Latin America
Economists have had much to say about what causes aggregate economic growth, but they have been more reticent about the distributional dimension of that growth. Understanding development and the process of poverty reduction requires understanding not only how total income grows but also how its distribution behaves over time. This book is a major...
Holy War, Holy Peace: How Religion Can Bring Peace to the Middle East
Holy War, Holy Peace: How Religion Can Bring Peace to the Middle East
Part I: Analysis 1. The Interaction between Religion and Culture in Peace and Conflict 2. Family Myths and Cultural Conflict 3. Political and Mythic Interdependencies 4. Patterns of Abrahamic Incrimination 5. Conflict, Injury, and Transformation Part II: Practical Applications 6. Patterns of Abrahamic Reconciliation: Act, Ritual, and Symbol as...
Nature Cures: The History of Alternative Medicine in America
Nature Cures: The History of Alternative Medicine in America
Thorough, enjoyable, and rigorous, this study documents the major "unconventional" healing movements of 19th- and 20th-century America. Whorton (history of medicine, Univ. of Washington) traces the origins and influences of Thomsonianism, homeopathy, mesmerism, Christian Science, osteopathy, chiropractic, naturopathy, and acupuncture,...
Love-Letters and Privacy in Modern China: The Intimate Lives of Lu Xun and Xu Guangping
Love-Letters and Privacy in Modern China: The Intimate Lives of Lu Xun and Xu Guangping
This book opens up three new topics in modern Chinese literary history: the intimate lives of Lu Xun and Xu Guangping as a couple; real and imagined love-letters in modern Chinese literature; and concepts of privacy in China. The scandalous affair between modern China's greatest writer and his former student is revealed in their letters to each...
The Universalist Movement in America, 1770-1880
The Universalist Movement in America, 1770-1880
"...an erudite and coherent analysis of Universalism as a powerful religious idea in the wider culture of American Protestantism."
-TLS

"Provides welcome guidance through the complexities of this neglected movement....this well-researched and well-argued book deserves a wide reading among early Americanists and
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Regulating Religion: The Courts and the Free Excercise Clause
Regulating Religion: The Courts and the Free Excercise Clause
"...an authoritative and constructive study of the US Supreme Court's free exercise jurisprudence."
--Choice

"Cookson's conclusion is powerful . She has the courage to assert that current free exercise jurisprudence is not working and to present argue for a more effective alternative. This book offers a fascinating
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Signal Processing and Linear Systems
Signal Processing and Linear Systems
This text presents a comprehensive treatment of signal processing and linear systems suitable for juniors and seniors in electrical engineering. Based on B. P. Lathi's widely used book, Linear Systems and Signals, it features additional applications to communications, controls, and filtering as well as new chapters on analog and digital filters and...
Beyond Programming: To a New Era of Design (Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory Series in Science and Engineering)
Beyond Programming: To a New Era of Design (Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory Series in Science and Engineering)
This book provides a unique examination of the software development process, arguing that discipline, still dominated by methods conceived in the framework of older technologies, must undergo a fundatmental reexamination of its guiding principles in order for significant progress to take place. To gain fresh insights into how we ought to direct...
Agency and the Semantic Web
Agency and the Semantic Web
This highly topical text considers the construction of the next generation of the Web, called the Semantic Web. This will enable computers to automatically consume Web-based information, overcoming the human-centric focus of the Web as it stands at present, and expediting the construction of a whole new class of knowledge-based applications that...
A First Course in Logic: An Introduction to Model Theory, Proof Theory, Computability, and Complexity
A First Course in Logic: An Introduction to Model Theory, Proof Theory, Computability, and Complexity
'a clear and unifying treatment of fundamental concepts underlying Computer Sciences and Foundations of Mathematics' Professor Boris Zilber (Professor of Mathematical Logic, University of Oxford)

'an excellent book' Professor Dov Gabbay (King's College, London)

The ability to reason and think in a logical manner
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Computational Text Analysis: For Functional Genomics and Bioinformatics
Computational Text Analysis: For Functional Genomics and Bioinformatics
This book brings together the two disparate worlds of computational text analysis and biology and presents some of the latest methods and applications to proteomics, sequence analysis, and gene expression data. Modern genomics generates large and comprehensive data sets but their interpretation requires an understanding of a vast number of genes,...
The Nothing That Is: A Natural History of Zero
The Nothing That Is: A Natural History of Zero
A symbol for what is not there, an emptiness that increases any number it's added to, an inexhaustible and indispensable paradox. As we enter the year 2000, zero is once again making its presence felt. Nothing itself, it makes possible a myriad of calculations. Indeed, without zero mathematics as we know it would not exist. And without mathematics...
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